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Analysis: How Republicans are driving the national agenda, even though Democrats hold unified control of government

Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are approving a wave of new voting restrictions on virtually party-line votes that require only a simple majority to pass. The US Supreme Court has likewise decided the key voting rights rulings that helped trigger this surge of state legislation on a party-line, majority-vote basis over the past decade.

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Opinion: How Aafia Siddiqui became an icon for terrorists

The hostage-taker at the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, is believed by US law enforcement to be motivated by the imprisonment of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani who is serving an 86-year sentence at a prison in Fort Worth. She was arrested by US forces in Afghanistan almost a decade and half ago, yet her arrest continues to reverberate today.

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Opinion: Betty White's legacy goes far beyond the screen

With a life that spanned nearly a century -- including more than eight decades in show business -- it's impossible to adequately represent Betty White's legacy in a single tribute. And since her death at the age of 99 on December 31, many remembrances have focused on her iconic work as an actor and her award-winning performances.

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Opinion: The legacy of John Madden

Football legend John Madden died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at the age of 85. When I heard the news, my mind flashed back to the early 1980s when I began covering the Oakland Raiders (now the Las Vegas Raiders) for The San Francisco Examiner. That was two years after Madden ended his decade coaching the team. All I knew of John Earl Madden back then was the guy on TV with the easy smile, jumbo-sized eyebrows and folksy ways. He was that cartoon character in the flesh yelling, "Boom!" out of nowhere during nationally televised NFL games.

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Challengers say 'race blind' redistricting maps are anything but

In states like Texas and North Carolina, Republican lawmakers in charge of redrawing the political maps for the next decade say that the new plans are "race blind." Their opponents in court say that the claim is implausible and one that, in some situations, is at odds with the Voting Rights Act.

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Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work

Almost two decades since Concorde retired, interest around supersonic travel has been picking up pace, and several super-fast planes are under development. Airlines seem interested: United has already committed itself to offering supersonic routes as early as 2029.

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Judge orders New York Times to return Project Veritas memos

A New York state judge on Friday ordered the New York Times to return internal documents to the conservative activist group Project Veritas, a restriction the newspaper said violates decades of First Amendment protections.

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See moment James Webb Space Telescope launches into orbit

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's premier space observatory of the next decade, successfully launched from French Guiana. Webb will peer into the very atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable, and it could uncover clues in the ongoing search for life outside of Earth.

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